DIY. . .only if you can do it.
I'm a big fan on DIY (do-it-yourself) when it's actually something I feel I can do myself. But I think the Internet has falsely empowered people to think they can just pull up a YouTube video and do everything.
I know my limits. I don't care how many hair videos I watch, I still CAN NOT braid my daughters hair! And those makeup tutorials? I've ended up looking like a raccoon on many occasions. Do I need to tell you about putting tape on my fingernails for those cool looking nail designs and how all the polish came off on the tape? Please don't even get me started on my Pinterest fails.
However most of the graphic design stuff, I've been able to master and add to my own repertoire. Imagine that. I think people should work within their skill set. I've seen some entrepreneurs using apps and Internet based programs to create graphics and things are just. . .really bad. I get being on a budget. Trust me. But sometimes it's worth spending the extra money to keep a clean, consistent look for your brand it makes you appear more professional.
Besides, I think one of the goals of DIY is to NOT look like you did it yourself.
Writer. Reader. Designer. Creative Spirit.
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